Tuesday, March 31, 2009

oranges in sunlight

I just loved the way this looked in the midday sunshine. The bright light shining through our kitchen window, and the blinds creating the wonderful stripes on the curved bodies of  the tiny fruits. The mosaic tiles of our kitchen table add colour and pattern. Although today is a cloudy, rainy day... this picture is a nice foil to the gloominess outside. Happy Spring to all! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

valentine mugs

It's been quite a while since I last posted... but I think I've got my mojo back...and have some new stuff to show. I'll start with these mugs that I made (or rather, just painted) for valentine's day... a set for my hubby and me. (The photos show the front and back views) It's a style that I've developed and used quite a bit in the past... and I love the spontaneity of the design. I use pebeo porcelain paints, which once baked in the oven, become permanent glazes. The colours are vibrant and long lasting... and best of all...can handle being washed in the dishwasher!